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Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel

Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel Margrave and co-ruler of Brandenburg

Margrave and co-ruler of Brandenburg
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Intro Margrave and co-ruler of Brandenburg
A.K.A. Otto V. der Lange
Was Writer Poet
From Germany
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 1246, Prague, Czech Republic
Death 1298 (aged 52 years)
Family
Mother: Beatrice of Bohemia
Father: Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg
Siblings: Kunigunde of Brandenburg, Duchess of SlavoniaOtto VI, Margrave of Brandenburg-SalzwedelAlbert III, Margrave of Brandenburg-SalzwedelJohn III, Margrave of Brandenburg-SalzwedelMatilda of Brandenburg
Spouse: Judith of Henneberg-Coburg
Children: Matilda of Brandenburg, Duchess of PolandHerman, Margrave of Brandenburg-SalzwedelBeatrice of Brandenburg Mathilde von BrandenburgKunigunde von BrandenburgOtto von BrandenburgJudith von BrandenburgBeatrix von BrandenburgAlbrecht von Brandenburg
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Biography

Margrave Otto V of Brandenburg-Salzwedel (c. 1246 – 1298), nicknamed Otto the Tall, was a son of Margrave Otto III and co-ruler of Brandenburg with his cousin, Margrave Otto IV.

Otto V spent many years in Prague, at the court of his maternal uncle King Ottokar II of Bohemia. When Ottokar died in battle in 1278, Otto V became the regent for Ottokar's son and heir Wenceslaus II, who was only seven years old when his father died. As regent, Otto V had to deal with the machinations of Ottokar's widow Kunigunda of Slavonia and with factions of powerful noblemen. Bohemian chroniclers describe Otto's persistent rigour and that Wenceslaus was forced to give up his claims on Upper Lusatia before he could start reigning himself. When Wenceslaus had taken over, he and Otto V were still on good terms, and Wenceslaus took measures against the strong influence of the group around his mother.

Otto V also persistently defended his claims on Pomerania against Polish counter-claims.

Marriage and issue

He married with Judith of Henneberg-Coburg, a daughter of Count Herman I of Henneberg. They had the following children:

  • Matilda (c. 1270 – before 1 June 1298), the second wife of Henry IV Probus, Duke of Wrocław and High Duke of Poland
  • Herman (c. 1275 – 1 February 1308), his successor
  • Otto (died 1307)
  • Kunigunde (died 1317), never married
  • Beatrix (d. c. 1316), married Bolko I the Strict, Duke of Świdnica in 1284
  • Judith (also known as Jutta; died: 9 May 1328), married Rudolph I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg in 1303
  • Albert (before 1283 – c. 1296)

Ancestry

16. Albert the Bear
16. Albert the Bear
8. Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg
17. Sophie of Winzenburg
4. Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg
18. Floris III, Count of Holland
9. Ada of Holland
19. Ada of Huntingdon
2. Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg
20. Dedi III, Margrave of Lusatia
10. Conrad II, Margrave of Lusatia
21. Matilda of Heinsberg
5. Matilda of Groitzsch
22. Mieszko III the Old
11. Elisabeth of Poland
23. Elisabeth of Hungary
1. Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
24. Vladislaus II of Bohemia
12. Ottokar I of Bohemia
25. Judith of Thuringia
6. Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
26. Béla III of Hungary
13. Constance of Hungary
27. Agnes of Antioch
3. Beatrice of Bohemia
28. Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
14. Philip of Swabia
29. Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy
7. Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen
30. Isaac II Angelos
15. Irene Angelina
31. Unknown Palaiologina?, afterwards Irene
16. Albert the Bear
8. Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg
17. Sophie of Winzenburg
4. Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg
18. Floris III, Count of Holland
9. Ada of Holland
19. Ada of Huntingdon
2. Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg
20. Dedi III, Margrave of Lusatia
10. Conrad II, Margrave of Lusatia
21. Matilda of Heinsberg
5. Matilda of Groitzsch
22. Mieszko III the Old
11. Elisabeth of Poland
23. Elisabeth of Hungary
1. Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
24. Vladislaus II of Bohemia
12. Ottokar I of Bohemia
25. Judith of Thuringia
6. Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
26. Béla III of Hungary
13. Constance of Hungary
27. Agnes of Antioch
3. Beatrice of Bohemia
28. Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
14. Philip of Swabia
29. Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy
7. Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen
30. Isaac II Angelos
15. Irene Angelina
31. Unknown Palaiologina?, afterwards Irene
8. Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg
17. Sophie of Winzenburg
4. Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg
18. Floris III, Count of Holland
9. Ada of Holland
19. Ada of Huntingdon
2. Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg
20. Dedi III, Margrave of Lusatia
10. Conrad II, Margrave of Lusatia
21. Matilda of Heinsberg
5. Matilda of Groitzsch
22. Mieszko III the Old
11. Elisabeth of Poland
23. Elisabeth of Hungary
1. Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
24. Vladislaus II of Bohemia
12. Ottokar I of Bohemia
25. Judith of Thuringia
6. Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
26. Béla III of Hungary
13. Constance of Hungary
27. Agnes of Antioch
3. Beatrice of Bohemia
28. Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
14. Philip of Swabia
29. Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy
7. Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen
30. Isaac II Angelos
15. Irene Angelina
31. Unknown Palaiologina?, afterwards Irene
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/142734349
https://viaf.org/viaf/160089047
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/160089047
https://books.google.com/books?id=9WIPAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA347&dq=wenzel+II+vormund+Otto+IV+Brandenburg
http://www.genealogie-mittelalter.de/askanier_2/otto_5_markgraf_von_brandenburg_1299_askanier/otto_5_der_lange_markgraf_von_brandenburg_+_1299.html
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